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Commercial Plumbing FAQ: Is My Water Heater in Trouble?

plumbing-iconsThere are a lot of appliances and systems that work hard for you in your commercial property. Unlike a heating or an air conditioning system, though, certain appliances don’t actually have an off-season. A prime example of this is the commercial water heater that you use in order to heat water for use throughout your commercial property. Because you depend upon your commercial water heater in Carrollwood, FL so much, any issues with its operation are cause for concern.

Water heaters are designed to be tough. They are almost always working at some level, either actively heating water as the tank replenishes or maintaining temperatures within that tank while water is stored for later use. But even the best commercial  water heaters are not going to operate with 100% reliability. If you suspect that you have a problem with your water heater, contact us right away.

Signs of Commercial Water Heater Problems

It doesn’t matter if you run a commercial kitchen that has a big hot water demand for washing dishes, or if you own an office complex with multiple bathrooms and kitchenettes drawing from your commercial water heater. You need that water heater to function properly, regardless of what its used for. Any and all problems with your system should be taken seriously.

In order to have your water heater repaired promptly, you must first recognize that there is a problem to begin with. Ideally, you won’t wait for the system to break down entirely before scheduling your commercial water heater repairs with our team. Contact us if you notice any of these problems:

  • Water isn’t hot. This is a pretty obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning. If the water coming from your hot faucets is cold or lukewarm, there is a problem in need of resolution. It may be as simple as adjusting the thermostat on the water heater, or it could be an issue with your burner or pilot.
  • Circuit breaker keeps tripping. Every now and then, the circuit breaker on the water heater’s circuit may trip. If you’re resetting that breaker frequently, though, you should contact us to have the situation addressed. You could have an electrical issue, or the circuit could be overloaded.
  • Water heater is leaking. This problem could have two different outcomes. You could just have a bad connection or a damaged supply pipe, in which case repairs are possible. However, if the tank of the water heater itself is leaking, you are looking at a replacement. When the tank goes, the whole system is shot.
  • Loud noises coming from the water heater. If your water heater is grumbling, hissing, clanging, etc., there’s a good chance that it needs to be descaled. Mineral deposits could be hindering its operation and dragging down efficiency.

You Need a Professional Commercial Water Heater Technician

Problems with your commercial water heater can be nerve wracking. A lot depends on its performance. Equally as important as having a professional repair your water heater is having a professional commercial plumber diagnose the water heater in the first place. In many cases, some basic trouble-shooting can resolve the problem(s) at hand.

Sometimes a pilot won’t ignite due to issues with a gas valve. Sometimes a bad spark assembly just requires that flame sensors are cleaned. You may also need a damper replaced in certain scenarios. Not all problems are catastrophic, but forcing the system to continue to run when it’s in bad shape is only going to make matters worse.

Experts Plumbing Services, LLC is here for all of your commercial plumbing needs.

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